The University of Bologna fosters and supports the culture of entrepreneurship, innovation and knowledge valorisation, competences, creative ideas and encouraging innovative businesses.

Innovation in the form of services 

We make available specific services to help shape the objective that sees innovation as a driver for development:

  • Scouting and the generation of innovative business ideas and projects
  • Tutorship for creating and strengthening the project team, support for prototyping activities
  • Mentorship for developing a business model, with support for the business plan, assessing market impacts, choosing the legal form, drafting the business strategy
  • Advisoring to analyse forms of funding, relations with investors, management of growth and scale-ups
  • Marketing and communication to offer an overall vision of the activities relating to promotion and market growth
  • Open innovation for guiding businesses and finding the best innovative ideas, cooperating with start-ups and spin-offs
  • Incubators and innovative hubs fostering the birth of new businesses with financial support and know-how

We inspire, connect and develop

The projects are monitored constantly: every year, specific programmes are offered for start-ups and spin-offs, and events and initiatives are run focusing on the world of innovative business.

The ideas developed and turned into new businesses are supported by specific programmes providing the necessary skills and instrument throughout the growth process, including the support of incubators or accelerators and the possibility to meet with investors.

Consult the University business website